Kimberly Birrell Parents John And Ros Are Her Inspiration

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Kimberly Birrell’s parents are John and Ros Birrell, who are the owner of Park Tennis, which is located in Southport.

Kimberly Birell was born to Australian parents on April 29, 1998, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Both of her parents were professional tennis players. They played a vital role in their daughter Kimberly’s successful tennis career.

Kimberly Birrell And Her Father, John
Kimberly Birrell And Her Father, John (Source: Instagram)

Birrell is a professional tennis player who reached a career-high WTA ranking of world No. 110 on May 29, 2023. She has won a total of four single titles and one double title on the ITF Circuit.

At 14, Birrell played in her first professional competition at the Bendigo Tennis Centre in October 2012.

Later, Kimberly won the Australian Open Wildcard Playoffs in December 2018. 

Moreover, in 2023, after Venus Williams withdrew from the Australian Open, she was given a wildcard into the main draw.

Kimberly Birrell Parents Are Her Biggest Inspiration

Kimberly Birrell was born in Germany to John and Ros Birrell. Later, they decided to move back to Australia.

Birrell’s parents are former athletes who both played tennis professionally.

When Kimberly Birrell was 3 years old, her father, John, began serving as the head coach at Pat Cash’s Tennis Academy.

Kimberly Birrell With Her Family
Kimberly Birrell With Her Family (Source: Instagram)

She became a successful tennis player, and most of the credit goes to her father, John.

He has over 30 years of tennis coaching experience and has worked with numerous professional athletes at the WTA and ATP levels.

John started the Queens Park Tennis Center in 2008, where many Australian athletes have trained.

Similarly, Kimberly’s mother, Ross, works as a manager at Tennis Plus and holds a physical education and teaching degree.

Moreover, her parents have always supported and inspired Kimberly to pursue a career in tennis since childhood.

Kimberly Birrell Brother, Cade Birrell

Kimberly Birrell and her brother, Cade Birrell (born June 2000), have an age difference of two years.

Cade is currently pursuing a business degree at Griffith University.

Like other members of the Birrell family, Cade is also a tennis player and has successfully earned a ranking as a Top 100 Australian Ranked Tennis Player.

Furthermore, since January 2018, he has been serving as a junior coach at the Queens Park Tennis Club.

Besides, Cade is in a romantic relationship with Sarah Turner, and the couple is frequently seen traveling to different places.

Who Is Kimberly Birrell’s Boyfriend?

Kimberly Birrell is in a relationship with Matt Fraser. They started dating in the middle of the pandemic, around 2020.

The couple celebrated Christmas in gold coats at Kimberly’s house in 2020.

Kimberly With Her Boyfriend
Kimberly With Her Boyfriend (Source: Instagram)

Her boyfriend, Fraser, attended the University of Queens and completed a bachelor’s degree in musical studies.

Moreover, Birrell’s boyfriend has been employed at UQ Sports since 2015.

He started working as a customer service officer and later realized the position of assistant sport team manager in 2019.

In February 2019, he began his role as a senior customer service officer and has remained in the same position ever since.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

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